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Historical Events In 1861

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

May 05   On this day in history alexandria, VA  

May 06   Arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US on this day in history.  

May 06   In the year 1861 arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US  

May 06   In the year 1861 jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy  

May 06   In the year 1861 radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)  

May 07   Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN in the year 1861.  

May 08   Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy on this day in history.  

May 10   On this day in history union troops march on state militia in St Louis MI  

May 10   Union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI in the year 1861.  

May 12   In the year 1861 christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50  

May 13   Queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality on this day in history.  

May 14   The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain in the year 1861.  

May 16   Confederate Government offers war volunteers $10 premium in the year 1861.  

May 16   Confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium in the year 1861.  

May 16   Kentucky proclaims its neutrality on this day in history.  

May 18   On this day in history battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South  

May 20   Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle in the year 1861.  

May 20   Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War in the year 1861.  

May 20   In the year 1861 north Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union  

May 21   NC is 10th state to secede from Union on this day in history.  

May 21   In the year 1861 north Carolina is 10th state to secede from Union  

May 21   Richmond VA is designated Confederate Capital in the year 1861.  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe VA on this day in history.  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia in the year 1861.  

May 23   Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession in the year 1861.  

May 24   On this day in history alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops  

May 24   On this day in history alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops  

May 24   On this day in history elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

May 24   Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" in the year 1861.  

May 25   In the year 1861 john Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ  

May 25   John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ on this day in history.  

May 26   In the year 1861 postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South  

May 26   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with the South in the year 1861.  

May 26   In the year 1861 union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   In the year 1861 birth of william Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)  

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 14   On this day in history birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 in the year 1861.  

Feb 10   On this day in history francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies  

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1861.  

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1861.  

Mar 14   On this day in history abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58  

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